Posts filed under “Data Analysis”

Gauging the Dow’s Record Highs

The Dow made another record high close yesterday.

Or did it? Remember, the Dow is price weighted, which makes
its price behavior a bit odd — at least when compared to market cap weighted indices  like the S&P
or the Nazz.

Bob Bronson makes the following observation regarding the Dow’s record highs:

"While the DJIA 30 stock index closed on 11/15/06 at 4.5%
above its all time high, only two components made record highs, with four more
less than 3% below their all-time highs. 17 (57%) of the 30 made their all-time
highs more than five years ago, and, on average, they’re 27% (median 30%) below
their individual all-time highs    ."

Here are the details:

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Source:
Tracking the Dow accurately
Robert E. Bronson, III
Bronson Capital Markets Research
http://www.financialsense.com/editorials/bronson/main.html

Category: Data Analysis, Markets

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Category: Data Analysis, Inflation, Markets

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Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Inflation

Autopsy of a Miscalculation

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Financial Press, Markets, Politics

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Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Employment, Politics

BLS Margin of Error

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Employment

US Treasury Dept Usurping Fed, Fueling Markets

Category: Data Analysis, Politics

Fed Official Says Bad Data Helped Fuel Rate Cuts, Housing Speculation

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Federal Reserve, Inflation

Analyzing why “It’s a great time to buy or sell a home!”

Yesterday, we discussed the $40M NAR ad campaign, “It’s a great time to buy or sell a home!” On the way home, I actually saw the full page ad in the Personal section of the WSJ; (Unfortunately for the NAR, the section’s front page article was “The New Word in Home Sales: ‘Canceled’) I read…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Psychology, Real Estate

NFP: Retiring the Over/Under Bet

Category: Data Analysis, Employment